Dental Exams & Cleanings

What are Dental Exams & Cleanings?

At Mykleby & Thao Family Dentistry, we provide comprehensive examinations and professional cleanings for the whole family. An exam allows us to spot intra-oral problems so that they can be treated immediately. A professional cleaning is performed by a licensed hygienist who works to remove excess plaque and tartar from the teeth and check gum health.

Why would you need Dental Exams & Cleanings?

We recommend coming into our office for an exam and cleaning once every six months. Your six month checkup appointment is a great way to prevent issues from starting in the first place and treating any problem that is found before it is allowed to get worse. Our goal is to provide this preventative care for your whole family. Even if it’s been awhile since your last appointment, it’s never too late to start taking better care of your teeth.

What makes you a good candidate for Dental Exams & Cleanings?

Every single member of your family is a good candidate for both exams and cleanings. We recommend your children being seen by a dentist once their first baby teeth start to come up through the gums. From that point on, it’s important to come in for bi-annual checkups so that we can monitor your oral health. Even if you or a child is undergoing orthodontic care, it is essential that routine dental care still be provided.

What can you expect during your appointment for Dental Exams & Cleanings?

When you first come into our office here at Mykleby & Thao Family Dentistry, our licensed hygienist will perform a professional cleaning. This involves removing hardened plaque, which is known as calculus, and tartar from your teeth. The hygienist will then measure your gum pockets to check for signs of periodontal disease and gingivitis. The doctor will then come in and do the dental exam. The exam checks for cavities, problems with restorations and other intra-oral complications. We provide you with an oral cancer screening at your dental checkups and can help in providing treatment options as needed.

If you think you need a dental exam and cleaning, call our office so that our helpful staff members can further assist you and schedule an appointment.